Assignment #1
 

Sources:

 

Questions:

  1. What were some of the major technological changes and new forms of industrial organization which helped Britain take the lead in the Industrial Revolution?
  2. How did the French Revolution and the Napoleonic era "clear the way" for future industrialization in Europe?
  3. What role did the railroad place in hastening the industrialization of England?
  4. Where were the new centers of industrialization established on the European continent by the middle of the 19c?
  5. How were the patterns of industrialization different in France and the rest of continental Europe from those established in Britain?
  6. What role did the British government play in support of industrialization?
  7. What was the significance of the Great Exhibition in the Crystal Palace in 1851?
  8. What new types of power were represented by the factory system?
  9. How did the new factory system affect the life of the working class?
  10. What is meant by the term differentiation as it applied to the division of labor prevalent in the factories of the 19c?  as it applied to governments in the 19c?
 
  Assignment #2
 

Sources:

  • textbook:  mid-pg. 660 - 666; end of pg. 684 to mid-pg. 688.
 

Questions:

  1. What was the impact of industrialization on artisans?  on peasants?  on women?  on children?
  2. How did gender roles become more rigid in the 19c as a result of industrialization>
  3. How was childhood different for poor children as opposed to middle-class children?
  4. Identify some of the fears of the moralists of the day who felt that industrialization would destroy the family.
  5. How did industrialization often bring about a demoralizing dependence for laborers?  What was the nature of that dependence?
  6. Identify some of the differing opinions proposed by historians regarding the quality of the standard of living in England during the Industrial Revolution [see docs. on pp. 665-666].
  7. How did the economic position of 19c artisans differ from that of 19c factory workers?
  8. What type of labor organizations existed in England in the early 19c?
  9. What were the various subdivisions of the 19c European middle class?
  10. How did the bourgeois home typify their middle class values?
  11. What were the characteristics/ideology of the bourgeois middle class?
 
  Assignment #3
 

Sources:

 

Questions:

  1. What were some of the demographic changes that occurred in Western Europe in the early to mid-19c?
  2. What were the effects of a large increase in population from 1800 to 1870 in Europe?
  3. What was the main thesis of Thomas R. Malthus' "Essay on the Principles of Population as it Affects the Future Improvement of Society?"  What was his view on poverty and the poor?
  4. Identify some of the major urban problems that developed in the early 19c?
  5. How did the national/municipal governments attempt to address these new urban problems created by industrialization?
  6. How was the Poor Law of 1834 an attempt on the part of the British government to alleviate poverty in the cities?  Why was this law so controversial at the time?
 
                
 
 
 

                
 
Quizzes:
  1. Textbook Quiz --> chapter 22       chapter 23
  2. Other Quizzes:    B 
Outlines / Lecture Notes:
  1. "1815-1848" (Mr. Mercado)
  2. "Industrial Revolution:  England and Europe in the 1800's" (Paul Halsall, Fordham University)
  3. lecture outline --> "Welcome to the Machine—The Industrial Revolution and Its Consequences" (Prof. David McGee, Central Virginia Community College)
Review Sheets:
  1. Mine
  2. Giant EHAP Review Sheet by a student from the class of '04, Horace Greeley HS
  3. chart --> "Social History Study Guide" (Mr. Mercado)
  4. chart --> "Economics Development Study Guide" (Mr. Mercado)

 


   
 

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